Sunday, October 16, 2011
THEDAILYTERROR ~ Guest Post by Jake Bannerman
ANXIETY THRUST DEPRAVE DEAD MURDER RAPE SMUT DISEASE ROBBERY FILTH CHILDREN HOMELESS GUNSHOT POLICE AMBULANCE There is an exercise going on, pay attention, there will be a test at the end. VIOLENCE SATAN KNIFE ACCIDENT HOSPITAL ABANDONED DEPRESSION FIRE FLOOD TORNADO BLIZZARD ECONOMY WELFARE STARVING MALNOURISHED CUT OFF LAY OFF FIRED EXCUSED SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY Is anyone catching on yet? GUTTER ABORTION SACRILEGE UNHOLY BLACK JEW NAZI BOMBING SOLDIERS Anybody, anyone? Just raise your hand if you think you have it. WARLORD FAMINE CANCER AIDS FLU ANTHRAX NUCLEAR WARFARE HEAVY METAL SUICIDE HAZING MASSIVE LOSS JOBLESS CRASH BURN GHETTO BROKEN POOR KNIFE GASHED DESPICABLE...any clue?
Words I found in today’s newspaper. That’s right; in one day, the daily newspaper makes not only my work but any horror master's work seem pretty fucking lame, huh? I try and explain this in just about every interview or post I can - LISTEN CLOSELY. Mankind is horror, just read the papers...
Do I need to spend an hour writing a thousand word guest post about this? NO WAY! I am sure that there is a newspaper close by where you are sat now, and what makes that even more interesting is that we are ADDICTED!!!
We, you, them - the guy on the train next to you, the school teacher, the nurse, the redhead you want to fuck on the sixth floor…We want the news! We revel in how fucking sick we have become. Are you ready for this? We are the main characters in the most frightening book of all time!
What I want from you, dear reader, is an argument, a solid foundation of reasoning of why I am wrong. I bet you will try and fail, but humor me. Send your argument to firstname.lastname@example.org and you might just win yourself a copy of my newest book ‘The Pitchfork Diaries’ where I take the newspapers to school and fill your brain with horror you have never even thought of!
The Pitchfork Diaries is a collection of short stories and prose unlike anything you have ever read before. Even the darkest and most violent imaginings of your mind cannot come close to matching the horrors contained within.
J.S. Bannerman, a new name in the horror genre, has skillfully woven a collection of tales that will inescapably work their way into your psyche, take up residence and relentlessly haunt you. Prepare yourself to be confronted by words that will threaten to shake the foundation of everything you thought you knew; no truth is too uncomfortable, no thought too gruesome to share.
All are invited to read The Pitchfork Diaries. Many will never be the same.
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Early Praise for The Pitchfork Diaries:
“It’s refreshing to find a multifaceted storyteller that can tie together a multitude of different genres. J.S. Bannerman leaves no stone unturned and attacks any subject that his mind lays purchase to. He weaves a brilliant story each and every time that pulls you in and keeps you engaged.”
Author of Days with the Undead
Born and raised in the church, J.S. Bannerman has taken the dangerous stance to question events that have been spoon fed to him as the truth since his childhood. He continually pushes boundaries as a purveyor of terror and often strives to find that disquietude that exists inside each one of us.
He is a nomad, calling no one place home; choosing the life of a traveler while on the mission of writing the Family of Dog series. As a result you may find him in your town, writing at your local pub, crafting tales of horror so terrifyingly deprave and heartbreakingly cruel that you would never believe that they come from a mind as normal as his. Just beware, because within each tale is a message; it’s just up to you to figure out what it means.